February 4, 2020
BCCA Welcomes Federal Court of Appeal Ruling on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project
BCCA welcomes Federal Court of Appeal ruling allowing work to continue on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.
The BC Construction Association welcomes today’s (February 4, 2020) announcement by the Federal Court of Appeal stating that the federal government did fulfill its duty to consult with Indigenous peoples before approving the project. We believe that a project of this nature must only take place in a way that respects Canada’s commitments to environmental responsibility and meaningful engagement with Indigenous people and organizations, and today’s ruling confirms that those commitments have been met.
For the apprentices and tradespeople in BC’s industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector, we believe the project represents an opportunity to develop their skills and gain valuable experience, as well as an opportunity to secure meaningful employment that supports their families and communities.